Spina Bifida Bowl-A-Thon 2019
It is that time of year again! Time to kick off our Sunday shoes and put on our bowling shoes! That is right, it is time for the 2019 Spina Bifida Bowl-A-Thon! This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Spina Bifida Association of Gadsden to raise money an awareness about Spina Bifida. Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden has been a proud sponsor of this association for several years, not only through monetary donations, but also by sponsoring a bowling team for the event. This years Bowl-A-Thon will be held on October 19, 2019 at the Paradise Lanes Bowling Center in Gadsden, AL. Registration will start at 12:00 PM and we will start to bowl at 1:00 PM.
So, what exactly is Spina Bifida? Let's look at some facts:
So, are you an Altrusa member who would like to participate in this years Bowl-A-Thon? Please contact your Service Committee member Scott Browning and let him know you are participating. Cut off for registration will be October 1, 2019.
Are you a member of the community who is interested in Altrusa or learning more about Spina Bifida and would like a day of fun and fellowship? We would love to hear from you also and have you join us! You can contact Scott Browning and he will gladly provide you with more information. Cut off for registration will be October 1, 2019.
We hope to see you on the lanes!!!
Home, Garden and Design Show/Santa's Workshop
So if you are a first time visitor to our site or you are a member and have heard this all before, it is, as always, time to talk Home, Garden and Design Show/Santa's Workshop.
This year, Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden will be hosting two shows in one. Our 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Design Show will be a repeat of last years show in which we will host a variety of vendors from through out the area. The focus on this show will be, well, home, garden and design of course. We have several wonderful vendors signed up already including Plumbers Wholesale, Long Furniture, Leaf Guard, Champion Windows, Miller Sand and, new to us this year, Network Solutions. This event will take place in the North and South Halls at The Venue at Coosa Landing. Directly across from this, in the Meeting Halls, we will be hosting our 1st Annual Santa's Workshop. Vendors in this area will be decked out to kick off the Christmas shopping season! There will be clothing, jewelry, make-up and so much more! Santa will be on site for kids to get their pictures made also! Separating the two events, in the corridor, will be Candy Cane Lane where vendors here will have something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth!
These two shows are the biggest fund raising events for Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden. The proceeds from the vendor fees, sponsorship fees, and ticket sales all go back into our community and into our International Service Project. Last year, Altrusa used from the show to purchase gifts for needy families and also Red Wagons for Children's Hospital of Birmingham. Vendors will find that we offer very competitive booth fees for a show of this type. Guest will find ticket prices to be very affordable and a very enjoyable atmosphere. And again, proceeds go back into the community!
So how can you help in these events? There are several methods that you will find that will aide us in making these shows a success:
So that is it! Reach out to us and let us know you are interested in participating and we will gladly give you more details! Below are some video tours of last years 1st Annual Home, Garden and Design Show. This year, we plan to go even bigger!
I am Scott Browning and I am the newest member of Altrusa International of Gadsden, however, I have been a volunteer of theirs for a while now. I became a member because I wanted to do something to give back to my community. I look forward to what I can contribute to the club my many talents and time.